Merge Racing at the MXoNThursday, September 13, 2007 | 3:40 PM
Following Red Bull KTM's successful season in the AMA Mtocross Nationals with the Merge ALJ, KTM has made the decision to fit all 23 KTM riders competing in the Motocross of Nations with the Merge Adjustable Leak Jet.
"We are going to be working with 23 racers representing 18 different countries in this prestigious event," states Casey Lytle, Red Bull KTM Race Team Manager "The Merge ALJ has proven to be effective for Mike Alessi, Martin Davalos and the rest of Red Bull KTM. We want all 23 KTM riders in the Motocross of Nations to have the advantages that we have discovered racing with the Merge ALJ in the Nationals."
Red Bull KTM's Engine Development head Leighton Rice stated, "Like all top teams, we fine tune our bikes to each rider's needs and atmospheric conditions so we are pleased to continue working with Merge at the Motocross of Nations. We have tested other products that claim to do similar things, but the Merge ALJ really works. It will save us a lot of time and allow us to get the best performance regardless of the conditions for all 23 KTM riders."
"We are pleased that Red Bull KTM was an early adopter of the Merge ALJ and has proven the system in some of the toughest and most exciting motocross races in the world," states Jim Lewis. "Being involved with 23 KTM racers in the Motocross of Nations is more than we ever hoped for when we started Merge Racing Technologies."
Merge Racing Technologies LP is a partnership formed between Jim Lewis and Michael Holigan. Jim is formerly the Director of R&D at White Brothers. Prior to coming to the USA Jim was a GP mechanic at Kawasaki and KTM. Michael was the owner of Holigan Racing which competed in the AMA Supercross and Motocross Series. www.MergeRacing.com
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